Heritage Rug Hooking Guild of New Brunswick
30th Anniversary Road Trip Nov 9 – 13, 2012
This destination tour travels to the Red Barn Museum in Shelburne, Vermont where over 400 rugs are displayed and over 20 vendors are on site. Hooked in the Mountains XVI is sponsored by the Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild and is held every other year.
Price pp, CAD: · $450.00 Quad · $500.00 Triple · $565.00 Double · $815.00 Single
The chairperson of this event, Jen Lavoie, gives this description:
“The dates are November 10th-18th, 2012. The reception will most likely be the first Saturday of the show. (Details still under construction)
Our Featured Artists will be: Elizabeth Guth of Tunbridge Vt., Cathy Henning of Burlington Ontario, and Ann Winterling of New Hampshire.
The theme will be Time, Motion and the Miracle Challenge. The Miracle challenge will involve a special project for members to create a small mat of specific dimensions expressing their definitions of a Miracle.
We will have again a wonderful raffle rug, a silent auction at the reception and as usual the diverse and wonderful collection of 24 vendors with all types of rug hooking and textile supplies!
Group Tours of the new Yoder Gallery devoted to the Museum's permanent collection of hooked rugs, and several other exhibits are available for groups upon request for an additional fee.
Boxed lunches are also available for tour groups and there will be guest speakers, education and demonstrations each day of the exhibit. That schedule will be posted on the website (www.gmrhg.org) as it becomes organized. Our new "cafe" and education area was a great success at the 2011 show!”
This tour will pick up participants in Sussex, Saint John and Fredericton and will enter the US through the St Stephen-Calais border crossing. Depending on numbers Moncton participants will meet the tour in Sussex.
We travel to Portland and stay at the Hampton Inn or Best Western, baggage handling (bags to the room) is included. Supper on your own and shuttle service to the mall will be available.
After a complimentary breakfast this morning at the hotel we travel to Vermont and reach Burlington, Vermont early afternoon. We check into The Quality Inn (#1 rated hotel in Burlington) and then on to the Shelburne Museum where we can join the opening of the exhibit and reception following. The afternoon visit will also include a guided tour of a few select buildings. One will be the hat and fragrance building which houses the Shelburne’s quilt exhibit and its own collection of rugs. We will also visit the Shelburne Museum’s folk art exhibit. Baggage handling is included. We enjoy dinner on our own this evening.
After a complimentary breakfast this morning at the hotel, we will make a return visit to the Shelburne Museum. The round barn is filled with over 400 hooked rugs and the floor is lined with vendors selling rug hooking tools, supplies and wool. Dinner tonight is included at a restaurant TBA. Enjoy a choice from several entrees.
After a complimentary breakfast at the hotel, we depart Vermont today and enjoy some shopping time during the afternoon at North Conway before arriving in Portland. Final destination may be Portsmouth which is one hour closer to North Conway and has The Christmas Shoppe close by. Hotel is to be announced.
After a complimentary breakfast, we head for home with stops at Freeport or the Bangor Mall on the way home.
Our Tour guide will be Donna Lee Bury from Freedom Tours who has travelled to Shelburne before
for Quilt Exhibits at that site.
This tour includes:
• 4 nights accommodation with breakfast each morning
• One dinner
• Return transportation from New Brunswick
• Two day admission to the Shelburne Museum
• Services of a Freedom Tours tour manager
• Baggage handling and taxes